Our Mission

Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) is a program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) that promotes the conservation of native biodiversity and sustainable land use through research, education and community engagement.

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Learn more about who we are, our program mission and vision.  
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Our Research

Learn about our research and wildlife surveys in Virginia.  
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Virginia Working Landscapes has been conducting grassland bird surveys across a 16 county region since 2011. During this time, we have observed several important shrub and grassland dependent species at our survey properties, many of which are experiencing population declines. The interactive map below exhibits where our surveys are picking up these birds that we identify as VWL “target” species.

Click on the image or the button below to view our interactive map and learn more about our surveys and the target bird species!

 VWL Target Shrub & Grassland Bird Storymap

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Virginia Working Landscapes
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
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